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Cinco De Mayo Musical Shakers

Mexicans have a national holiday that is celebrated on the 5th of May, called Cinco De Mayo in memory of the battle fought between Mexico and France in 1862 when Mexico defended a fort in the town of Peubla and won this important battle. The battlefield is now a city park, with a statue of General Zaragoza on horseback.

Today, Cinco de Mayo continues to be celebrated with parades, dancing and specialty foods and is a fun holiday to celebrate with children to help teach diversity. We think these musical shakers are a great choice to tie in with this holiday while at the same time using a craft to help play music! The kids love to play music during their parade around the room.

You can make these shakers using and decorating empty toilet paper rolls, filling them with beans or macaroni, and shaking them to create music for your Cinco de Mayo classroom parade.



  1. Paint the empty toilet paper roll using the red, green, and yellow paint.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Print the Kraftykid Cinco De Mayo Pictures for the musical shaker.
  4. Cut out the pieces and glue to the painted toilet tissue roll.
  5. Fill with beans or macaroni.
  6. Tape or staple the ends of the roll.


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